What an absolutely amazing year. I had the honor of photographing 31 families, couples, babies and weddings. This was my first year as a professional photographer, and it has solidified my love for this craft. After each session, and spending hours editing their photos, I felt as though I had come to know these people so personally. As if I could call each a friend. Whether or not I see them again (I really hope I do!), each of them has found a way into my heart. Meeting these people and their families has been one of the highlights of my year. Here are a couple of my absolute favorites from our time together.
On a hunch, I brought along some shelled peanuts for Isla, Leah and Martin’s 3-year-old. I wasn’t worried about John warming up to me; babies his age tend to smile easily. But having a 2-year-old myself, I know that learning to trust a stranger enough to smile isn’t easy for a toddler. About halfway through our time together, I showed her how to leave the peanuts out for the chipmunks and squirrels. Thankfully, our furry friends at the park were quick to respond, and it was so amazing to see Isla light up as they came right up to her!
When Leah contacted me to photograph her family, she told that her greatest hope was to capture the four of them doing something they love. She hoped that I might tag along like another family member, snapping away as they enjoy time together as a family. As the sun set low in the horizon, we enjoyed a beautiful summer’s evening, walking together in the park.
I had the pleasure of meeting little Reyann and his wonderful parents on his 1st birthday. They were busy preparing for their guests, and wanted to capture their little boy digging into his Micky Mouse cake. I was immediately taken with Reyann. He has the most beautiful brown eyes and gentle demeanour. A lot of one year olds might be scared of a strange lady with a big camera in their face, but he just patiently stared at me! He even gave me some adorable smiles. He was also SO gentle in his cake smash! He slowly picked at his cake (as opposed to my son, who literally smashed his cake into his whole face!). Continue reading
Pamela, Nick, Clara, and little Eloise May. This is who I had the privilege of spending a couple of hours with on a weekend in July! I visited their home for a casual lifestyle family session, just five days after Eloise was born. Both Pam and Nick were laid back, fun, and so proud of their little family. They had a beautiful property, and we had fun picking different spots for the family-photo-to-hang-on-the-wall (which of course…they nailed!). Continue reading
My friend Laura is an extremely talented artisan. She is the owner of The Yellow Birdhouse where she makes the most beautiful felt pieces. Wreaths, hair clips, hoop art, headbands, and now more recently, bowties and boutonnieres! She asked if I would take a few pictures of her incredibly handsome sons modelling her newest creations. We also managed to get a family portrait done, as well as a few head shots of her. Thankfully, it was a gorgeous evening at Fisherman’s Cove in Eastern Passage. I just love those cute painted little huts! Continue reading
Ashley and Cody are expecting their little girl at the end of August, and asked me to document them before their newest addition arrives! Ashley is a florist with Blossom Shops, and Cody is a pretty busy guy working a couple of different jobs, but one of them is being part of the start up for Bottleneck cold-brewed coffee! Judging by their laid-back attitude and sweet gigs, I think these two are going to be pretty cool parents! Continue reading
When Dhavita contacted me and told me that she wanted to hire me for her wedding, which also happened to be an elopement, I really had no idea what to expect! I just knew that their “spot” was on a beautiful part of the Lawrencetown beach, and that it would just be them, the Justice of the Peace, and myself. When I showed up at their house, I was so pleasantly surprised not only to find two good-looking people, but also ones who were laid back and easy to talk to. We decided to drive in the same car to the beach, which was awesome because I got to know them a little bit! I definitely got the sense that easy-going was a trend with these two 😉
Newborns. I think I am officially obsessed. They are just so smooshy and cute. This is little Jules, just 2-weeks old. I love that they fall asleep. Wherever. And that their skin is so soft and covered in little down. And that their parents love them. And that they can wear whatever and it is the cutest thing in the world. Continue reading
When Cathy contacted me saying that she’d love to have a family photo done before her eldest son headed off to BC for his Master’s degree, I knew that this would be a bittersweet photo session. As soon as I met the Elford family, I could tell they were a tight-knit, and fun-loving crew. Right away dad started cracking jokes, and mom was playfully smacking his arm while the boys are looking rather apologetic. Haha, classic! Continue reading
In May I had the opportunity to photograph this beautiful little family. Ali, Eric and little baby Shea. This session was really wonderful for me. Really! This was pretty exciting because it was my first “newborn” session. Although Shea is a wee bit older than a newborn, he was absolutely as cute as a button. He was sleepy, but then alert and smiling. And mostly, he was just really relaxed and happy for the 2 hours I was there. I mean, what more could a photographer ask for? Continue reading